Now Play This is a festival of experimental game design that ran at Somerset House in London from 6-8 April 2018, showcasing interactive and playful work as part of the London Games Festival. In 2018 we looked in particular at the themes of place, pattern and game-making – from a videogame about walking up hills in Cumbria to a physical game about building a 3D-printed city.

Visitors joined us to explore an exhibition of 25 games and other artworks, and even got involved in contributing to a series of games that were made over the course of the weekend.

Unlimited ticket holders got access to Makers’ Corner, where they could play more digital games, sign up to share their own work, browse the Now Play This library of game-related books and zines, join in on workshops, listen to artist interviews or just hang around and play with our curated selection of boardgames.

Now Play This is put on by Festival Director Holly Gramazio, Digital Curator George Buckenham, and Producers Sophie Sampson and Jo Summers.

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